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A.k.a.
One Sings, the Other Doesn't
Year
1977
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Agnès Varda
Genres
Drama, History
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
358
Checks
382
Favs
23
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
6.0% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Agnès Varda's L'une chante, l'autre pas (One Sings, the Other Doesn’t) is a folk opera about reproductive rights, and I will admit to finding the songs pretty silly (though usually delightfully so). At least in Pauline (Pomme/Apple)'s sections. Suzanne's journey, from desperate abortion to working in Family Planning, is more straight drama. The mix of genres does help build up this relationship between two very different women, sisters more than friends perhaps, as they have children or chose not to, with men or not, in every way determining what's best for them, and not always without the regret that is implicit in making choices. So when I say this is a pro-choice movie, it's pro-choice in every sphere of a woman's life. It's about self-determination and celebrating whatever a woman might choice to be or do. It's all a bit on the nose and dogmatic - especially the music - but it's an enjoyable pair of intertwined stories. 2 years 6 months ago
  2. Esnaider's avatar

    Esnaider

    This should be on more lists, it's really good and practically a feminist musical for fuck sake 4 years ago
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In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #86 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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  2. This movie ranks #599 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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  3. This movie ranks #643 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  4. This movie ranks #1190 in The Criterion Collection
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